Flood alert for river Satluj after India release water

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Amraiz Khan

Lahore

The Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buz-dar presided over an important meeting at his office here on Monday in which the situation arising due to release of water in Satluj River by India, steps to be taken for evacuation of people and relief and rescue activities were reviewed.
The chief minister directed to complete all the necessary precautionary measures in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran, Vehari, Pakpatan, Okara and Kasur districts so as to deal with the situation that has arised after release of water and added that evacuation of population should be ensured from the river-bed and the people should be timely relocated to safer places before the flood torrent.
Similarly, availability of all the neces-sary items should be ensured in relief camps and there should not be dearth of anything. The chief minister directed the irrigation and disaster man-agement ministers to monitor the field situation by visiting Kasur, Okara and other districts adding that secretary irrigation and DG PDMA should also monitor the relief activities on the spots. I will also visit any of the districts to monitor the precautionary measures and relief activities, he said.
He said that necessary arrangements should be completed from every respect to ensure the protection of life and property of the people and to deal with any possible flood threat. The federal and provincial departments should maintain a close liaison and they should be fully active and vigilant to deal with any emergent situation. The administration of concerned districts should personally monitor the arrangements for dealing with any possible threat of flood, he added.

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